As a new delivery joint opens in Mumbai, IFN gourmands throw a pizza Pawri
Mumbai's latest pizza delivery joint promises flavour, quality and more, but at a pocket pinch.
"I'm in love. I'm having a relationship with my pizza," said Julia Roberts, while devouring a pizza in Eat Pray Love, the 2010 romance-drama that aptly captured the most real relationship so many of us have with food.
Gauri Devidayal and Jay Yousuf, the folks behind The Table and Mag St. Kitchen have launched a new pizza delivery service Mag St Toppings that allows you to customise your pizza from scratch, making it the perfect choice for a band of picky eaters.
What makes this new pizza offering exciting is that you can design your pizza to the tee. Starting with the base, with options like, thin-crust, sourdough or a thick crust; to the sauces and types of cheese (they have some vegan alternatives, too) and the toppings and add ons that range from meats and veggies to a variety of seasonings.
What we ordered
Chargrilled vegetable, melange of mushroom, classic Margherita (of course), jalapeño and pepperoni, fajita chicken and their monthly special beef meatball pizza with jalapeños and rocket leaves.
The first thing we noticed was the prompt service. We ordered over the phone and the pizzas were delivered before expected without any fuss. Next, the bright pink boxes that the food came in, brightening up our mood. Now, in this day and age, where delivery joints are giving restaurants serious competition, it is important to note that the packaging is as important as the food. To that end, Mag St Toppings was on point with boxes designed by Matchstick that were easily portable (just in case you want to carry them with you for a picnic or a weekend getaway) and holes within the box to hold the seasoning and flavoured oils.
For the chicken lovers, the fajita chicken pizza is a great way to tuck into the juicy combination of chicken and sour cream. With the delicately thin crust of the pizza, allowing you to savour every bite.What didn't work
With a flurry of delivery joints opening, especially pizza-specific ones, such as Greedyman Pizzeria and Hundo's Pizza, both of which deliver on their promise of good quality and with offerings that pack a punch at a much lower cost, Mag St Toppings is set to have stiff competition in Mumbai city. While it does justify the slightly higher price points with nuanced flavour options and quality food, making us want to order it again, our craving will perhaps have to wait until it's time for a bonus.